From Fuji Arts’ Curated Tokyo Collection - We recently acquired an especially fine collection in Tokyo with prints from the Edo, Meiji, and shin-hanga traditions. All the prints are fine, interesting examples in nice condition. We’re excited to offer our Tokyo Collection prints with the discerning collector in mind. Shop the collection this month, and watch for the “A Fuji Arts Curated Tokyo Collection Print” subtitle to locate and shop from this beautiful collection. Bid or “buy now” as these fine prints are hard to come by.
Winter, 1858 - Terrific winter scene of the bustling area at a temple entrance gate at New Years. At left, Prince Genji peers out the window of his enclosed palanquin with a smile as bearers carry him along. In the center, a man holds a shallow basket above his head filled with auspicious items for the holiday, including a lobster, bitter orange, and a miniature bow and arrows in a wooden pail. At right, two beauties pause to examine an intricate model house held up by a young vendor as another seller thrusts a stack of small graduated boxes at them. Wooden buckets are stacked on the stone pavement nearby. A huge red lantern hangs overheard, flanked by two fierce guardian deities enclosed with low fences. The expensive red pigment used on the temple structure has oxidized to a dark tone. A fantastic image with wonderful detail. The first time we've seen this subject, also in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss at edge, a few small holes, repaired. Slight toning, very slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.